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The new Chupacabra? Mystery animal confounds


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:43 PM

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Prince George’s Hospital Center workers have adopted a mythical creature as their new mascot.

The creature has been spotted in the woods where smokers take breaks since the hospital banned smoking June 1, but no one knows what the animal is, so they’ve named it Prince Chupa, after chupacabra — the legendary cryptid rumored to exist in parts of the Americas and suck the blood of livestock.

“It’s a kangaroo, dog, rat mixed,” X-ray technician Joe Livermore said. “It’s got a rat tail and a head like a deer. I don’t know what it is.

People started taking cell phone pictures of the animal and showing them around, but no one knows what it is.

“So we decided to trap it,” Livermore said

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

Looks like a large Wallabi with mange.


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

Also looks like a fox with mange.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

Yeah, that's a canine.  If the thing was such a mystery, why didn't they take it a vet?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:11 PM

They should have ate it.


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:34 PM

Could be a Chupacabra with mange.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

Cool, but they should have taken it to the Vet or a local State Wildlife Station or something. If it is a common animal with a disease they need to recatch it and take it into be identified. I think it looks like the mange fox too.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:50 PM

Yeah, it's most likely a hairless fox.

Not necessarily mange. Some have been tested, and had no sign of mange or  skin parasites, and they were in pretty good health. . .which means it's probably a genetic condition.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:00 AM

http://today.msnbc.m...ts_and_animals/



Not sure what to make of it.  Some sort of canine?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:14 AM

View Postsupervike, on 21 August 2011 - 03:00 AM, said:

http://today.msnbc.m...ts_and_animals/



Not sure what to make of it.  Some sort of canine?


I don't think it is a canine.  Not sure what it was but the tail was really long on that thing.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:38 AM

Good videos. Looks like a fox to me. Head, tail, way it moves says fox to me.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:39 AM

I believe it is a fox with skin problems. Possibly mange or allergies. I wonder if "Kangaroo-dog-rat" is a technical term.

Edited by BiffWellington, 21 August 2011 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:47 AM

Here's a red fox with mange:
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Looks very similar.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:58 AM

View PostShadowSot, on 21 August 2011 - 03:47 AM, said:

Here's a red fox with mange:
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Looks very similar.

they caught the poor thing and should treat it for mange or other skin problems, even if they think its cryptic, then see what it is. Reminds me never to go to that hospital & as for the TODAY show reporting this as something strange and unexplainable, well they just remind me why I don't watch the news.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:08 AM

View PostBiffWellington, on 21 August 2011 - 03:58 AM, said:

they caught the poor thing and should treat it for mange or other skin problems, even if they think its cryptic, then see what it is. Reminds me never to go to that hospital & as for the TODAY show reporting this as something strange and unexplainable, well they just remind me why I don't watch the news.
With all of these creatures turning up and being shown to just have had mange... maybe they'll eventually think "Hey, maybe they just have mange."

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